The Trinity Christian College Alumni Association welcomed 1999 Alumnus of the Year Dr. Gerald Gabrielse to campus on Wednesday, September 29, 1999. He presented a lecture titled "Anti-Matter in the Hands of Job's God" on Wednesday at 7:30 in the Trinity chapel.
Dr. Gabrielse has been a full time professor at Harvard University on the Faculty of Arts and Science since 1987. He has lectured all over the world regarding his research with cold antiprotons and cold positrons. Often his research takes him to Switzerland where the world's largest accelerator is located. Currently, Dr. Gabrielse leads an international collaboration whose goal is accurate laser spectroscopy with trapped anti-hydrogen atoms.
Dr. Gabrielse had been published extensively in many science periodicals including Scientific American and has supervised graduate theses for eleven doctoral students since 1990.
After attending Trinity from 1969-71, he transferred to Calvin College to major in physics. He attended the University of Chicago as a Danforth scholar from 1973-78, during which time he also taught physics part-time at Trinity. He received his Ph.D. in 1980.
Dr. Gabrielse is the tenth recipient of the Trinity Alumnus of the Year Award.